Although Jim was born and raised in Washington, he has lived in Idaho since 1987. After 22 years as a newspaper sports writer, Jim left the journalism profession in 2009 to attend law school. Upon receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Idaho, Jim began working for Schroeder Law Offices on a contractual basis, and was named Of Counsel for the firm in 2016.
B.A., Communications – Journalism sequence, Washington State University, Pullman, Wash., 1987
J.D., Natural Resource and Environmental Law Emphasis, University of Idaho College of Law, Moscow, Idaho, 2012
Role and Development
Idaho State Bar, 2013
Washington State Bar Association, 2013
U.S. District Court, District of Idaho, 2013
Jim originally hails from Roslyn, a small community on the eastern slopes of the Cascades in central Washington. It was there that he developed a love for the outdoors, and that affection is one of the primary reasons he has lived in on the east bank of the Snake River in Lewiston, Idaho, since 1992. Jim and his wife, Tracy, a nurse practitioner, dedicate much of their free time to region’s myriad recreational activities, including jet-boating in Hell’s Canyon, camping in the Blues Mountains, or fishing for steelhead on the Clearwater River.